Always A Winner

Bible Reading: Philippians 1:20-24
Author: Mr. Ted De Hass (Iowa, USA)
Thursday 6 June 2019 © The Upper Room.
As my friend Charles approached serious heart surgery, he had great peace.  He explained: “Whatever way it turns out, I’m a winner.”  A few years later, he faced another heart procedure with the same peace and the same words.
When the apostle Paul wrote to the Christians in Rome, he told them that whether they lived or died they would always be with Jesus, and Jesus would always be with them.  Eventually, Charles did pass from this world and went to be with the Lord.  The truth of Charles’s words provide comfort and a faithful example for me.  Whenever any of us faces a trial, because of our faith in Christ, we can say: “Whatever way it turns out, I’m a winner.”

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, that whether in life or in death, you are always with us.  We pray as Jesus taught us saying, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” . Amen. 

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I am deaf with C.I. - basic BSL, want to learn more. Go to Bridgwater and Weston Super Mare signing church. Have met Gill several times. I think this is a wonderful!! My kind friend Astrid sent me this from Bristol - she has cycled round the world in 2 years - a magical feat! I found life difficult when becoming deaf and decided to make it more `visible` by making BSL jewellery. I have sold some and donate to BSL bible translation, so it is lovely to have this and I will tell my friends about it. JN